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Pieces of Winter

Pieces of Winter – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space Special Reminder: The final submission deadline for the first Winter Haiku Contest is January 16. Don’t miss it!! This contest is being judged by our special visiting judge, noted haiku expert and longtime sangha member, Patricia Donegan. The winner will receive a signed copy ... continue
Posted January 16, 2015 by
A Night Room

A Night Room – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space Autumn Edition We’re delighted to share more new work from across the sangha. Below are four pieces from two poets who are both new to Poetry Space. Also, don’t forget our Winter Haiku contest – all entries due by December 21. Email your entries to ... continue
Posted November 21, 2014 by
First Annual Midwinter Haiku Contest

First Annual Midwinter Haiku Contest – HIGHLIGHT

Request for Entries from the Poetry Editorial Board for the Shambhala Times if I held it in my hands my hot tears would melt it — autumn frost ~~ basho 1684 As we write this, the days are fast growing shorter, the ... continue
Posted November 19, 2014 by
The Last Breath of Summer

The Last Breath of Summer – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space Summer in the land of Shambhala is a time for retreat and practice, for family, for play and yes, for work. Below are our selections for the final Poetry Space of the summer. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – as the season turns, dust off the pen, ... continue
Posted September 12, 2014 by
Come, Come and Dance…

Come, Come and Dance… – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space Coordinator’s Note, from Jeff Fink: One afternoon, in the lower living room at Karme Choling, I picked up a book that had been left on the coffee table; it was Smile of the Tiger, the first of the Sakyong’s books of poetry. With some ... continue
Posted July 7, 2014 by
Reopening: Poems for Spring

Reopening: Poems for Spring – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space We’re very excited to publish this month’s selections, three pieces that share a real sense of space – perfect for the season, we think. Oh, and we’re working on a small surprise for our next piece, so stay tuned. SEND US ... continue
Posted May 28, 2014 by
Even If You Hide

Even If You Hide – HIGHLIGHT

New Work from the Sangha COLUMN: Poetry Space It’s been some time since we featured new work from our readers, so we’re really excited about the poems we received in the most recent set of submissions – so much so that we’re breaking our favorites into two sets ... continue
Posted April 18, 2014 by
 Authentic Presence: Touching “The Thing in Itself”

Authentic Presence: Touching “The Thing in Itself” – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space guest article by Frank Ryan This year Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has announced the inaugural Shambhala Poetry Contest. The selected poem on Windhorse will be read aloud on Shambhala Day to the international community. This brings to the fore the potency of elevated speech, and poetry ... continue
Posted February 16, 2014 by
Shambhala Poetry Contest

Shambhala Poetry Contest

The Office of the Kalapa Court and the Office of Culture and Decorum are pleased to announce the inaugural Shambhala Poetry Contest. Contest is Now Closed. Thank you for your Submissions. With the blessings of the Sakyong, in celebration of the approaching Year of the Wood Horse, the ... continue
Posted February 3, 2014 by David_Brown
Poetry Space

Poetry Space – HIGHLIGHT

Welcome to the first installment of Poetry Space on the Shambhala Times! by Jeff Fink, Column Host When we went to the sangha in early October with a request for original work from members, we had no idea what might arise. In point of fact, in the ... continue
Posted November 29, 2013 by
Introducing: Poetry Space

Introducing: Poetry Space – HIGHLIGHT

NEW COLUMN: Poetry Space introduction by Jeff Fink, Shambhala Times Poetry Coordinator “Asking my father to tell me about basic goodness often led to poetry…Poetry, art, or gesture is used, because beyond intellectual understanding, each allows feelings to arise.” ~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, The Shambhala Principle, pg. 23 continue
Posted October 14, 2013 by
M'Bongui

M’Bongui

M’bongui , a dance performance with music composed by Herbert Elsky and choreography by Sophie Fougère-Darcy, took place on February 15th at the 300 seat Mégisserie theater in St Junien (Limousin, France). M’Bongui M’bongui is a traditional Congolese dance ceremony that was practiced before and after a hunt.  ... continue
Posted March 3, 2013 by luz_rodriguez
Baucis and Philemon

Baucis and Philemon

A Greek myth from Ovid translated by Rolph Humphries read by Celsiana Warwick at Paul Warwick’s Sukhavati February 5, 2013 An oak tree stands Beside a linden, in the Phrygian hills. There’s a low wall around them. I have seen The place myself; a prince once sent me there To a land ruled by ... continue
Posted February 17, 2013 by
Saving the Planet with Rhyme and A Little Reason

Saving the Planet with Rhyme and A Little Reason

Saving this Planet With Rhyme and a Little Reason As I contemplate this worlds ’sad and sorry state; Abominations of global warming, and massive pollution, Problems to which luck and serendipity are mans’ only solution I realize ... continue
Posted January 6, 2013 by
Burning Lake

Burning Lake

burning lake Ourside altar and offerings at Burning Lake, Bumthang province, Bhutan. November 2012 each flag offers a prayer for all sentient beings, and behind that the hopes of the hangers for a better life, for better luck next time. here, they hang from every high place, dancing in the wind like fruit on the ... continue
Posted December 9, 2012 by


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